Shifting Paradigms with the Application Service Provider Model

  title={Shifting Paradigms with the Application Service Provider Model},
  author={Lixin Tao},
  journal={IEEE Computer},
I n the past four decades, several technological breakthroughs have made it feasible to sell computing as a service rather than a product. Supercomputers and clustering technologies have made huge amounts of raw computing power available, while time-sharing operating systems have made computing resources a divisible utility. Personal computers have educated generations of home and office computing users, and they now depend on such devices. Meanwhile, the Internet has become the world's largest… CONTINUE READING
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